WordPress on IBM Containers Update

Update – March 31, 2016: Thanks to a commenter, we noticed that we were mounting the volume below at the wrong path (/wp-content rather than /var/www/html). This means that WordPress updates, installations, and user uploads would be lost in the event of a container shutdown. Unfortunately, after mapping the volume to the proper path, we found that the WordPress entrypoint […]

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Learning Microservices Architecture with Bluemix and Docker (Part 3)

Welcome to part 3, here we will begin using Docker to run our services. Links to previous sections: Intro – Part 1, Breaking apart the Monolith – Part 2. The following sections will take you through the process of breaking up Dockerization of services We will be using dockerfiles to package our service APIs into containers. You do not need […]

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IBM Containers on Bluemix using the command line and existing Docker images

In a previous post, I wrote about the top five game-changing capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix, and how you can get started using the UI. But if you’re a developer, you may want to perform the same tasks using the command line. Let’s take a look at how you can leverage the command line for IBM Containers, as well […]

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Getting started with IBM Containers on Bluemix using the UI

Now that you’ve learned about the top five game-changing capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix, it is important to leverage the free trial and get started today. 1. Log into the Bluemix, navigate to the “Dashboard”, and select “IBM Containers”. 2. You can either view documentation or sample labs or select “Create a Container”. 3. The deployment panel offers a […]

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Five game-changing capabilities with IBM Containers on Bluemix

Hopefully you are already familiar with container technology, specifically Docker, and the advantages this technology can provide. However, if this is a new concept, fear not—here are several good sources of information to get you up to speed: Docker moves toward open cloud technology How Docker technology adds value to the cloud paradigm Envisioning the Docker technology Docker: Managing the […]

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IBM Containers Extension (ice) CLI Tutorial

Bluemix has recently expanded to support Docker Containers. As a apart of this new addition, IBM also created the IBM Containers Extension (ice) command line to give developers full control over the deployment and management of their containers. To facilitate the ice cli learning process the jStart team has forked the docker cli tutorial and re-worked it to teaching ice commands. The tutorial […]

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